Fox Jewelers


902 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC


Ben Fox (1913-2008) opened Fox Jewelers in 1941. After he retired in 1978, Fox sold his business to his daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Isaac. In 1983, the Isaacs hired gemologist Mark Stokes to manage the business. In 1991, Mark and his wife, Terri, purchased Fox Jewelers and renamed it Bay Street Jewelers.

Main Image: Fox Jewelers (1953), Culp Collection, Courtesy of Beaufort County Library, (SC)

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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